The Nigerian government on Friday, June 4, 2021, suspended the operations of Twitter in the country, sparks reactions from Nigerian celebrities
It all began some days ago, when the president of Nigeria, Buhari took to twitter dispatching a warning message to the youths of southeastern Nigeria, saying that those that responsible for the destruction of government properties in the region will be treated in a way the would understand
This attracted many reactions from Nigerians especially those at the southeastern region, who said that he was indirectly saying that ‘he will slaughter them the way he slaughtered their parents’
Few hour later, Twitter deleted Buahri’s post for violation of some policies
To this, former All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba took to Twitter, stating that Twitter has no right to involve themselves in political affairs of Nigeria and suggested that Twitter need to be kicked out of Nigeria
On Friday, the 4th of June 2021, the Federal Government took to their official Twitter page for the Ministry of Information and Culture, releasing a statement by the Hon. Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who said that “persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence”.
SEE SCREENSHOT OF THE MINISTRY POST BELOW;
After the news broke, several Nigerians including some celebrities took to the platform to blast the government over its decision.